By Paris365 on April 16, 2016
Utada Hikaru has returned with two beautiful new singles that are sure to please her longtime fans.
Utada Hikaru has been absent from the Japanese music scene for years now, only very rarely releasing one song for a soundtrack or TV show. To that end, her two comeback singles are for shows or movies if memory serves me correctly. Alas, I have memory problems and I couldn't find the article that mentioned that, so I could be mistaken. In any case, this was a way for Utada to come back without immediately releasing a new pop single or album. Maybe she's testing the waters to see if she still has a fanbase.
By Paris365 on November 19, 2012
Utada Hikaru has blessed us all with a new song and it's one of the most epic ballads you'll ever hear.
Two years ago Utada Hikaru, one of Japan's greatest and most beloved artists, decided that she would stop making music for a long period of time and just live a normal life. Take time to stop and smell the roses, if you will. As her people have put it, she is "currently focusing her energies on her 'human activities'." But, lucky for us, she has made a brief return to music, writing and recording an enchanting new song called "Sakura Nagashi," which will be the theme song for the latest installment in the Evangelion anime film series, Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Re-Do.